Hoffmann Eitle named top EPO filer for 2019

German and UK firms dominate the list of firms filing most published patent applications for clients at the agency last year

15 May 2020

IBM tops the 2019 dealmaking charts with Global Foundries, Samsung and IV all featuring

Four Big Blue deals among the largest transactions of the year; AST, Pure Storage and a group of NPEs dominate on the buyside

20 March 2020

Dealmaking broadly flat in 2019 but big drop in number of assets changing hands

Healthcare and pharma sector sees jump in activity in a market that remains dominated by operating companies on the buy and sell sides

19 March 2020

The rocky road ahead – 2020 Patent 100 reveals fall in applications

Despite a startling drop in applications, this year’s IAM/ktMINE ranking shows that financial institutions are ramping up activity.

04 March 2020

Healthcare and pharma slips in latest patent deals numbers but data still points to bumper 2019 for sector

Transaction activity drops in fourth quarter; IBM, Fortress, Acacia and AT&T all feature among top dealmakers; industrials the busiest sector, software fails to regain top spot

02 March 2020

Healthcare and pharma sector sees most patent deals activity in Q3 in the US

Latest data shows Global Foundries, IV and Seiko among top sellers; NPEs the top buyers, with Samsung, Pinterest and BBK Electronics also among the leaders

09 December 2019

The 2019 brokered patent market

Richardson Oliver Insights highlights a shrinking market, but rising asset prices in its annual breakdown of the deals landscape

29 November 2019

Latest patent deal numbers reveal that, for the first time in a decade, software has lost its lead

Healthcare and pharma takes top spot by number of transactions, with Industrial following in second place; while IBM was the biggest seller in Q2

09 September 2019

Benchmarking survey 2019 – Iancu and Campinos get off to flying starts, says IP community

IAM’s 2019 benchmarking survey shows growing optimism about the US patent system. Across the Atlantic, the EPO continues to shine under new leadership, but uncertainties remain regarding the prospects for the UPC and the effects of Brexit

30 August 2019

Operating company dominance of the patent deals market continues, latest data reveals

Analysis by AST shows Qualcomm, Samsung and TSMC all active, and volumes in line with recent quarterly averages; software still the leading sector in terms of number of transactions

19 July 2019

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